It’s official… Selena Gomez has her first No. 1 album.
The 21-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress’ Stars Dance has bumped Jay Z’s “Magna Carta” from the top spot to earn her first No. 1 title on the Billboard 200 with the arrival of “Stars Dance.”
The Hollywood Records release sold 97,000 copies in its first week — a career-high frame for the singer.
Each of her four albums has steadily grown larger in their debut weeks, bowing with successively bigger sums and placing higher on the chart.
Her 2009 debut, Kiss and Tell, opened at No. 9 with nearly 66,000. It was followed by the No. 4-ranking A Year Without Rain in 2010 (which slightly exceeded 66,000) and then 2011’s When the Sun Goes Down (No. 3 peak, a week after it launched at No. 4 with 78,000).
Gomez has been red hot this year, scoring her biggest hit single yet with the lead track from “Stars Dance” “Come & Get It.” The cut sailed to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 (her first top 10) and No. 2 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
Gomez, who just turned 21 last week, is also the youngest solo female artist to hit No. 1 since her friend Taylor Swift in 2010. On the chart dated Nov. 13 of that year, the then-20-year old Swift debuted at the top with her second leader, Speak Now.